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Erik Smiles to coach at LIU Post

LIU Post will introduce North Babylon's Erik Smiles as its new men’s basketball coach Thursday, the school announced Wednesday.

Smiles replaced Chris Casey, who left for Division I Niagara.

Smiles spent the last nine years at Division III Farmingdale State, where he went 182-72. He led the Rams to four Skyline Conference regular-season titles, three Skyline Tournament championships and...

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Molloy hires Kate Lynch to coach women's hoops

Southern Connecticut's Kate Lynch, right, guards Connecticut's Maya

(Credit: AP)

Molloy hired Kate Lynch as its new women's basketball coach. Lynch was named the NJCAA coach of the year after guiding the Community College of Rhode Island to a 25-7 record. Her team won three straight regional titles.

Lynch previously was an assistant at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the director of basketball operations at Fairfield. She played four years at Southern Connecticut State,...

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